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Assistive Technology Services


Make a 30-minute appointment to learn about assistive technology and services, including accommodations, or for orientation to the specialized lab. Examples of topics covered in appointments include: use of JAWS screen reader, ZoomText screen magnification software, TextAloud text-to-speech software, and Dragon Naturally Speaking or Windows speech recognition software. Services include instruction in scanning, converting text to MP3, and much more.

Appointments can be made by calling the the Accessibility Support Center at 479-6379.

The Accessibily Support Center (ASC) coordinates accommodations involving assistive technology. If you need to use A.T. hardware or software in a classroom or lab (which doesn't have it currently), make a request to the ASC by phone, email, or in person. For test accommodations, contact the Accessibility Support Center.

What Is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology can be described as hardware or software designed to make it possible for a person to access computer technology who otherwise would not be able to or who would be severely limited.  For example, a person with repetitive strain injury and wrist pain who finds a standard keyboard and mouse inaccessible would choose assistive technology--in this example, speech recognition software.

What Technology Is Right for Me?

Matching a person to assistive technology software and hardware is a process of trial and error. Only you will know what works best for you, but we can make suggestions, show you possibilities, and give you ideas for what might be useful for you. To get a better idea of what assistive technology hardware and software is available at Cabrillo College, click on the AT Hardware and Software link.

Lab Hours

The Assistive Technology Lab is located in Room 1072 in The Hub, above and behind Swenson Library

Supported Lab hours (where a student assistant is present to assist students) change each semester: however, generally speaking, in Fall and Spring Semesters we staff both morning and afternoon hours. Please call the lab for more details.

Contact  Information

Phone: (831) 479-5068
During Summer sessions or unscheduled hours, contact Alternate Media Specialist at 477-5638 or ASC at 479-6379.

Assistive Technology
Phone: 831.479.5068
Location: Room 1072 in The Hub
Hours Mon, Weds 9:00-2:00
Tues, Thurs 9:-00-12:00
Friday 12:00-3:00

* During Summer Session, contact ASC at 831.479.6379.

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